Posted tagged ‘NASA’

Phoenix Mars Lander discovers ice

June 21, 2008

In case you missed it, the newsflash of the day is the Phoenix Mars Lander’s discovery of ice. 

This is not just any old ice.  It’s what NASA calls water ice that contains minerals.  Are you as confused as I on this one?  Water ice? 

Now, for the average onlooker, this may seem even more ridiculous than it is redundant.  After all, this is a $300 million, 90-day Mars mission.

The project’s designers, though, say this is a major discovery that validates the project and the budget.

So I guess congratulations are in order for a tiny space craft that’s traveled billions of miles so the folks at NASA can drink their vodka on the rocks.